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  • Editor: Narayanan Srinivasan
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642271
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642288

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Meditation, Volume 244, the latest release in the Progress in Brain Research series, highlights new advances in the field with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on The effect of meditation on attentional processes, State-trait influences of Vipassana meditation practice on P3 EEG dynamics, What could teachers learn from the neuroscience of self-experience?, Training Attention for Conscious Non-REM Sleep: The Yogic Technique of Yoga Nidrā and Its Implications for Neuroscience Research, CNV and P3 modulations following sensorimotor training, Analytical meditation: a characterization of a reasoning-based meditation training, Buddhist meditation and the regulation of brain networks, Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance Training in Military Spouse, and more.

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  • Presents the latest release in the Progress in Brain Research series
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Table of Contents

  • 1. The neuroscience of meditation: Classification, phenomenology, correlates, and mechanisms
    Tracy Brandmeyer, Arnaud Delorme and Helané Wahbeh
    2. Evolution from four mental states to the highest state of consciousness: A neurophysiological basis of meditation as defined in yoga texts
    Singh Deepeshwar, H.R. Nagendra and Bal Budhi Rana
    3. Meditation induces physical relaxation and enhances cognition: A perplexing paradox
    Kishore K. Deepak
    4. Contingent negative variation and P3 modulations following mindful movement training
    Stefano Lasaponara, Joseph Glicksohn, Federica Mauro and Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
    5. State-trait influences of Vipassana meditation practice on P3 EEG dynamics
    Ratna Jyothi Kakumanu, Ajay Kumar Nair, Arun Sasidharan, John P. John, Seema Mehrotra, Ravindra Panth and Bindu M. Kutty
    6. Short-term mindful breath awareness training improves inhibitory control and response monitoring
    Joan P. Pozuelos, Bethan R. Mead, Maria Rosario Rueda and Peter Malinowski
    7. Fully immersed: State absorption and electrophysiological effects of the OVO Whole-Body Perceptual Deprivation chamber
    Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan, Federica Mauro, Stefano Lasaponara, Joseph Glicksohn, Fabio Marson and Aviva Berkovich-Ohana
    8. Concentrative (Sahaj Samadhi) meditation training and visual awareness: An fMRI study on color afterimages
    Amrendra Singh, V. S. Chandrasekhar Pammi, Anupam Ghuleria and Narayanan Srinivasan
    9. Toward a brain theory of meditation
    Antonino Raffone, Laura Marzetti, Cosimo Del Gratta, Mauro Gianni Perrucci, Gian Luca Romani and Vittorio Pizzella
    10. Tibetan Buddhist monastic debate: Psychological and neuroscientific analysis of a reasoning-based analytical meditation practice
    Marieke K. van Vugt, Amir Moye, Joshua Pollock, Bryce Johnson, Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Kalden Gyatso, Jampa Thakchoe, Thokney Adentsang, Ngawang Norbu, Lobsang Tenzin, Thabkhe Lodroe, Jampa Lobsang, Jampa Gyaltsen, Jampa Khechok, Thupten Gyaltsen and David M. Fresco
    11. Training attention for conscious non-REM sleep: The yogic practice of yoga-nidrā and its implications for neuroscience research
    Stephen Parker
    12. Nondual awareness: Consciousness-as-such as non-representational reflexivity
    Zoran Josipovic
    13. The contemplative exercise through the lenses of predictive processing: A promising approach
    Giuseppe Pagnoni
    14. Mindfulness training as cognitive training in high-demand cohorts: An initial study in elite military servicemembers
    Anthony P. Zanesco, Ekaterina Denkova, Scott L. Rogers, William K. MacNulty and Amishi P. Jha
    15. Contemplative neuroscience, self-awareness, and education
    Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, Patricia A. Jennings and Shiri Lavy
    16. Yoga: Balancing the excitation-inhibition equilibrium in psychiatric disorders
    Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta and Bangalore N. Gangadhar

Product details

  • No. of pages: 437
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: February 5, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444642271
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642288

About the Serial Volume Editor

Narayanan Srinivasan

Narayanan Srinivasan, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Head at the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS), University of Allahabad. Dr. Srinivasan was a visiting scientist at the Riken Brain Science Institute from 2006-2012. He has a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and PhD in Psychology from University of Georgia. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Louisville. He also worked at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for two years before joining one of the first centres for Cognitive Science in India. He has been working at CBCS for the past fourteen years. He is interested in understanding mental processes, especially attention, emotions, consciousness and meditation using multiple methodologies. Dr. Srinivasan has edited seven books and three special issues. He has more than hundred and forty publications. Dr. Srinivasan is a fellow of Association for Psychological Science. He was the Editor-in-chief of International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition. He is currently an associate editor of Neuroscience of Consciousness, Royal Society Open Science, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, PsyCh journal, and Cognitive Processing and a member of the editorial board of Connection Science and Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India

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